Agreements with China carry long-term significance: PM Dahal

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has briefed the party about his recent visit to the United States of America to attend the 78th Session of United Nations General Assembly and the subsequent official visit to China.

In a meeting of the party office-bearers today, Dahal said Nepal’s participation in the UNGA had helped promote Nepal’s identity globally.  “From Nepal’s participation in the UN mega event, the world community could know about Nepal better.”

Talking about his visit to the northern neighbor, the Prime Minister said bilateral agreements and understandings reached during the visit were of long-term importance for Nepal’s development, according to party Vice-Chairman and spokesperson Agni Prasad Sapkota.

“The meeting with the UN general secretary and other meetings held on the sidelines of the event were important,” the Prime Minister was quoted as saying in the party meeting.

The Prime Minister was learnt to have described the agreement for cooperation between the National Planning Commission and China’s National Development and Reform Commission, on the development of cross-border transmission lines and on agriculture and science technology as important ones.

The meeting instructed the party leaders and cadres to contribute to making the ‘ transformation campaign’ launched by the party since September 2 successful.

Prime Minister Dahal Dahal had on September 16 departed for the United Nations headquarters in New York and had directly embarked on the China visit from there, beginning on September 23.  He returned home on September 30.




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